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IAS 2019: What to Expect in HIV Science

Next week, 6,000 HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.

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Racism and Homophobia in Health Care Settings May Reduce PrEP Uptake for Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men, Study Finds

Racial segregation and medical mistrust in Milwaukee may keep pre-exposure prophylaxis out of their hands.

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American College of Physicians Releases Comprehensive Transgender Care Guide

"The biggest barrier to care for transgender people is a lack of knowledgeable providers," said lead author Joshua D. Safer, M.D., with Mount Sinai Medical System.

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This Week in HIV Research: Weighing Anchor on NRTI-Free Treatment

June 27, 2019: Long-term viability of NRTI-free salvage therapy; factors associated with HIV treatment interruption; evolution of frailty risk among older people; skin and soft tissue infections among people with HIV.

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After Pilot, Whitman-Walker Health Establishes Same-Day HIV Treatment Start Program

"We're very much putting the patient in the driver's seat," said Heather Alt, deputy director of nursing with Whitman-Walker. "If folks didn't feel ready, we would not push them to start."

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This Week in HIV Research: A Bite of the Apple

June 20, 2019: Housing stability and HIV viremia; how the stigma of poverty affects viral load; the best time to employ syringe services; promise for the practice of index testing.

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HIV Advocacy Group Spars With Express Scripts Over HIV Drug Formulary Changes

Starting July 1, some HIV meds that are widely used will be excluded from their list.

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CDC Study Reinforces the Importance of Annual STI Testing Among MSM

Rectal and throat tests matter too, and providers should be recommending them.

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This Week in HIV Research: Matters of the Heart

May 30, 2019: Myocardial infarction risk among people with HIV; dolutegravir vs. efavirenz; a new way to estimate date of seroconversion; identifying people at imminent risk for disengagement from care.

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FDA Approves First Throat and Rectal Tests for Detecting Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

These two tests make it easier to diagnose sexually transmitted infections that often go untreated.